Friends of State Parks
Friends of State Parks is a nonprofit citizen organization supporting, promoting and advocating for the North Carolina State Park system as a whole. It exercises its private sector nonprofit abilities to add value to the state parks system in areas where government action may be restricted.
North Carolina Recreation & Park Association
Founded in 1944, the North Carolina Recreation & Park Association is the premier nonprofit education and advocacy organization, dedicated to the advancement of the park, recreation and leisure professions in the state. NCRPA empowers park and recreation professionals and citizen board members through educational opportunities that enhance their ability to change lives and impact communities on a daily basis for the citizens of North Carolina.